You have a Blink or Ring camera in your home, but you’ve been struggling to connect them. So many options! Why is it so difficult?
This article will provide instructions for connecting the two cameras together. No matter what type of setup you choose, this guide can help with that process and make it easy on both parties
With arming yourself with these simple steps and some common sense, linking up your devices should be as stress-free as possible.
Can you connect Blink cameras to Ring?
No, Blink cameras do not work with Ring. Although both systems are owned by Amazon, Blink cameras are a totally separate system from Ring cameras and they don’t work together. However, Blink and Ring devices can be used in the same house at the same time, but they must be configured separately using distinct applications. When both the Ring and the Blink are linked to Alexa, they can connect via Alexa Routines.
There is a method to have your Blink and Ring cameras communicate with one another. You may utilize Alexa Routines by connecting both devices to Alexa. When your Blink camera senses motion, your Ring camera will begin recording.
You can connect your Blink and Ring cameras and have them function together as long as you have an Alexa device (such as an Echo, Fire Tablet, or Fire TV). Without an Alexa device and an Amazon account, there is no way to link the two devices.
How to make Blink and Ring work together?
If you want to connect your Blink cameras with your Ring devices, the process is simple. First, make sure that the Alexa app has been set up on your phone or tablet and then follow these steps:
You must download skills in the Alexa app to connect your Ring and Blink devices.
Check that your Blink cameras are linked to Alexa. Navigate to Skills; Games, then Blink SmartHome and then press Enable to Use in the Alexa app.
Create a Blink account if you haven’t already. Then, on the Alexa app, enter the account email address and password.
Make a four-digit code to deactivate your Blink cameras. Tap Discover Devices once you’ve signed in to your Blink account on the Alexa app. This will link your Blink cameras to your Amazon Alexa account.
Next, ensure that your Ring cameras are linked to Alexa. Return to the Alexa app’s Skills; Games section, then choose Ring and hit Enable to Use.
Enter your Ring account details and a four-digit pin number. The procedure is the same as attaching your Blink cameras. After signing in, select Discover Devices. This link links your Ring cameras to Alexa.
How to create an Alexa Routine?
All Blink cameras, Ring cameras, Ring doorbells, and smart lights are compatible with Alexa Routines.
Here’s how to set up an Alexa Routine:
- In the Alexa app, go to the menu.
- Choose “Routines.”
- In the top-right corner, click the + sign.
- Give your Routine a name.
- Select “When this happens” by clicking the + symbol. This will be the event that initiates your Routine.
- Choose “Smart Home.”
- Select the Blink camera for which you want the Routine to be triggered. You can choose when and on what days the Routine should begin when motion is detected. You may also set the trigger to occur when no motion is detected for a predetermined period of time.
- When the Routine is activated, add an action to it. You may add as many actions as you wish and change the sequence in which they occur.
- Click the “Save” button.
Routines assist to give total home security by connecting your Blink and Ring devices. For example, when your Blink Outside camera detects motion, you may set a Routine that switches on all of your outdoor Ring smart lightings and begins recording from your Ring doorbell.
Why use both Blink and Ring?
It is important to note that the Blink cameras and Ring devices work best when used together. This can be accomplished through an Alexa routine, which will allow both of these security systems to communicate with one another in a seamless manner.
The idea of an Alexa Routine is that you can set up a series of commands from your Amazon Echo or Dot device, which will then be relayed through the web to your devices.
When someone rings my doorbell, I can say “Alexa, let me see who’s at the front door” and simultaneously receive notifications on my phone and computer screen. This way I am able to quickly get answers from both my Ring and Blink cameras. Using an Alexa Routine to use both Blink and Ring together is a great way to use your security devices to their fullest capacity.
Blink cameras are the greatest alternative for anyone looking for low-cost security cameras. The Blink XT2 cameras are an excellent alternative if you want to capture and store videos without having to pay a monthly fee. To capture video, the other Blink cameras require a monthly membership.
Blink cameras necessitate the use of a Sync Module, which is a separate device that links all of your Blink cameras. Sync Module 2 is now available and offers free video storage through a USB drive. A monthly membership plan is no longer required with the Sync Module 2. The Blink Mini camera is the only Blink camera that does not require a Sync Module.
Blink only produces cameras, so Ring is a better choice if you want a video doorbell or sensors. They provide a wide range of devices that Blink does not. There’s a Ring Floodlight Cam, a Spotlight Cam, a Video Doorbell, and a Ring Alarm among them.
While Blink and Ring do not operate together on their own, you can easily connect them with Alexa Routines; this needs you to have an Alexa-enabled device, which can be an Echo device, a Fire Tablet, or a Fire TV.